Gender & Social Capital Development Manager EAYIP Program Jobs – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer
Project Name: The East
Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Tracking Code: 278-752
About Heifer:
Heifer International, an international not-for-profit organization
founded in 1944 in the United States of America, works with resource
constrained families in 125 countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions
to the underlying causes of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.
About EAYIP Program:
The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) is a five-year program
designed to motivate and engage more youth in the agricultural sector and
present them with a pathway to improve their livelihoods. The program is
implemented in various districts of Uganda and Tanzania.
Job Summary:  The EAYIP Gender and Social Capital
Development Manager will provide thematic leadership and support to the Social
Capital and Cluster Managers in both Uganda and Tanzania in planning and
implementing gender mainstreaming and social capital development (SCD)
strategies, as well as training staff and other EAYIP partners in the
implementation of gender- and SCD-related components of the EAYIP project. The
incumbent serves as an advisor to the Project Director in carrying out gender-
and SCD-related duties at the regional level. The jobholder will primarily
focus on technical implementation of the gender strategy and SCD 0r related
activities at the country levels.
Key Duties and
1. Program Effectiveness (50%): Accountable for the successful
integration and roll-out of the SCD and gender approach in the EAYIP project
Develop a strategic road map, facilitating the
development and implementation of SCD structures at the cluster level in both
Uganda and Tanzania
Formulate and monitor mechanisms to
systematically assess the achievement of results, conducting field visits,
participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular
inputs to status and progress reports
Build the capacity of EAYIP country teams on the
dynamics of SCD and gender and guide them in developing project implementation
plans and strategies using the SCD approach
In charge of the documentation of project
progress, lessons learned, good experiences and impact of the project
Actively facilitate the development and
implementation of SCD structures at DIG levels in Uganda and Tanzania. This
includes Community Facilitator, Community Agrovet Entrepreneurs, Project
Management Committees and Mentoring Teams
Provide thematic leadership and support to
country Social Capital and Cluster Managers in ensuring women’s empowerment and
social capital
2. Management and Compliance (30%): Accountable for the
consistent analysis, documentation and use of social capital and
gender-disaggregated data throughout the project management cycle
Develop practical social capital and gender
mainstreaming strategies, manuals, annual operating plans and budgets, and
support EAYIP team members and partners to properly implement EAYIP’s social
capital and gender standards in all their endeavors
Analyze and package social capital and
gender-disaggregated project progress reports from country offices prior to
submission to the Project Director
Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly,
quarterly, semiannual and annual reports and ensure that all country reports
clearly show gender disaggregation data
3. Partnership and Engagement (20%): Accountable for partnering
and engaging with the country office, HQ and other development stakeholders on
social capital development, women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming in
Develop gender- and SCD-based information,
education and communication (IEC) materials for use at all levels
Establish and maintain proactive links with
social capital- and gender-focused networks including local and international
humanitarian non-profit/non-governmental organizations, government line bureaus
and coordination forums, as well as represent EAYIP in any meetings on the
Support dairy farmer business associations
(DFBAs) to increase the number of women and youth shareholders, women and youth
supplying milk and those accessing DFBA services
Provide thought leadership among project
stakeholders and beyond on social capital- and gender-related matters
4. May perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Heifer International
Gender & Social Capital Development Manager job placement must hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in gender and development, social development, rural development
or any other relevant field plus seven (7) years of job-related experience
Possession of a Master’s Degree in gender and
development, social development, rural development, or any other relevant field
plus five (5) years in a supervisory or leadership capacity
Broad knowledge and understanding of national
gender policies for both Uganda and Tanzania
Previous experience in developing private-public
partnerships especially at national and district levels
Prior experience in community group formation
and strengthening
Broad knowledge of and experience with
developing and conducting gender analysis, including organizing and
facilitating gender trainings
Previous experience in developing and planning
social capital gender mainstreaming strategies in relation to the economic
empowerment of women and youth
Broad knowledge and understanding of the dairy
value chain and Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD)
Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages
spoken in East Africa is a plus)
Good understanding of the sustainable
livelihoods approach and related issues
Well-developed assessment, analytical and
planning skills
Proficient knowledge of word processing,
spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred)
and Internet
Proven ability to synthesize and distill
information from a variety of sources, to draw lessons from project
documentation and to summarize complex information accurately and concisely
Excellent oral and written reporting skills with
the ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive
format with superior attention to detail
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of
disadvantaged populations, particularly women and youth
Working in a multi-cultural setting and
commitment to promoting teamwork, gender equality, and sensitivity to hunger
and poverty issues
Excellent communication and negotiating skills
with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully
Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic
communication with colleagues and the general public
Ability to travel domestically and
internationally, occasionally on short notice
Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive
attitude with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and in
sometimes difficult circumstances
Ability to work with sensitive information and
maintain confidentiality
Character Traits: Detail-Oriented,
Positive, Determined, Enthusiastic, Accountable, Values-Oriented
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to Apply Online be visiting the Web link
Deadline: 9th
September, 2016
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